New blogs

Leherensuge was replaced in October 2010 by two new blogs: For what they were... we are and For what we are... they will be. Check them out.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Earliest "life form" created in lab, by "in vitro evolution".

This is really bad news for anti-evolutionists (creationists and the like): finally something similar to the earliest form of life has been created artifically: a self-replicating RNA molecule that needs nothing else to perpetuate itself, except molecular bricks (i.e. food).

But even "worse": as scientists failed miserably once and again when using "intelligent design" to do it, the succesful method actually was "in vitro" evolution: let Nature do it in a controlled enviroment.

Of course, the superstitious fanatics will not be persuaded so easily but for all those with an open mindset truth is out there.

It is also important for a true scientific debate: wether the earliest life forms were RNA or DNA based. It is an important piece of evidence in favor of the RNA world model.

No comments: